Author Jael McHenry Discusses Her Cooking Blog And Her New Book "The Kitchen Daughter"

This event was held on August 18, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Join us for a delightful evening as author Jael McHenry, a talented and enthusiastic amateur cook who grew up in Michigan and Iowa, discusses her new book "The Kitchen Daughter" (recently selected by Oprah as one of this summer's Tantalizing Beach Reads). Jael will also discuss her love for cooking and her Simmer blog, where she blogs about food and cooking. A book signing will follow this event, and books will be on sale.

Jael currently resides in New York, where she is a monthly pop culture columnist and Editor-in-Chief of Intrepid Media, online at Her work has appeared in publications such as the North American Review, Indiana Review, and the Graduate Review at American University, where she earned her MFA in Creative Writing. "The Kitchen Daughter" is her first novel.

Julie & Julia meets Jodi Picoult in this poignant and delectable novel with recipes, chronicling one woman's journey of self-discovery at the stove. This lyrical novel is as delicious and joyful as a warm brownie and is also a fascinating glimpse into the unique mind of a woman struggling with Asperger's.

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